What is a Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Licensed Agency and Accredited Agency of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASETrust)?

Singapore Ministry of Manpower Licensed Agency 

121 Personnel Services is a Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Licensed Agency, Licence No. C634801D (please updates below). In other words, we are licensed by the MOM to serve you.

To qualify for the licence, the management of 121 Personnel Services has been evaluated by the MOM to be legally fit to operate the agency. 

To protect the best interests of employers and employees, 121 Personnel Services has placed a $20,000.00 Performance Bond (now, $60,000.00 with the Comprehensive Licence, effective 17 Dec 2011) with the MOM to ensure our good performance and that we always take care of our clients' interests.

To qualify for the licence, our director has to attend and pass the Certificate of Employment Agency course spanning 3 months in the Singapore Polytechnic.

It is only when the above criteria have been satisfied would our agency be licensed to serve you.

Update (wef 17 Dec 2011): 121 Personnel Services Pte. Ltd. has been issued a Comprehensive Licence. Our MOM Lic. No. is now 01C4854 and CaseTrust No. is CT/1352.

Update (5 Jan 2009): 121 Personnel Services is now known as 121 Personnel Services Pte. Ltd. Our MOM Lic. No. is now J104001I and CaseTrust No. is CT/0590.

 

Accredited Agency of the
Consumers Association of Singapore (CASETrust)

121 Personnel Services has been accredited by the Consumers Association of Singapore for Good Business Practices (CASETrust), Certificate No. CT/0001. Please click here to see our certificate.

Updates: Please see above.

 


What Exactly is CaseTrust?

CaseTrust is an accreditation given to businesses in Singapore who are committed towards maintaining a high-level of good business practice. It is a mark of assurance for all consumers - a Consumer Trust Mark.

In essence, the CaseTrust logo presents CaseTrust as the middleman through which the consumers and the traders, represented by the 2 C's, engage in mutually beneficial business transactions. All the elements join together to form the likeness of a sturdy key, which is a universal symbol of trust and confidence. "CaseTrust" makes up the main framework of the key, symbolizing a solid foundation for good business practices.

CaseTrust is a collaborative project between the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE), SPRING Singapore (formerly known as Productivity and Standards Board), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) whose synergy would represent the desire that this scheme will help propel businesses to a level of excellence that is internationally recognised. CaseTrust is also supported by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

 

Currently, only 10% of the 700 over agencies have been accredited by the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) for Good Business Practices. And, 121 Personnel Services is proud to be one of them. We are probably one of the very few agencies that specialised in the expat market.

To qualify for the CASETrust accreditation, 121 Personnel Services has been questioned, queried, and evaluated extensively by the officials of the Consumers Association of Singapore over a 6 months period. The staff and management of 121 Personnel Services have been tested on their knowledge of the industry, their openness and transparency in servicing consumers, and most importantly, their overall good business practices.

It is only when the officials of the Consumers Association of Singapore are satisfied with what they see that 121 Personnel Services is accredited with CaseTrust. And so far,  10% of the 700 over licensed agencies have been accredited.

For your information, the Ministry of Manpower has deemed it compulsory for all agencies to be accredited by June 2004 in order to renew their licence and to continue business. That is to say, unaccredited agencies may be unable to service you or honour their contracts with you subsequent to June 2004.

Update: Agencies can now also be accredited by the Association of Employment Agencies to qualify for the renewal of their licences. As such, the remainder 90% are probably accredited by the Association of Employment Agencies.

 Please click here to see this Urgent Warning for Employers.